Kids Activities in Robbinsdale

$29 for Bowling, Pizza, and Soda for Six at Blainbrook Entertainment Center (Up to $87.75 Value)

Blainbrook Entertainment Center

Blaine

Twenty-four neon-lit lanes equipped with automatic scoring

$87.75 $29

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One, Two, or Four Walker Art Center Memberships with 2014 British Arrows Awards Screenings (Up to 60% Off)

Walker Art Center

Lowry Hill

Membership with free admission and discounts on programs and merchandise; attend a screening of the 2014 British Arrows Awards

$149 $69

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Four or Six 30-Minute Private Drum Lessons at Klash Drums (51% Off)

Klash Drums

Minneapolis

During 30-minute lessons, instructors introduce students to the fundamentals of percussion and help them develop more advanced skills

$80 $39

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$49 for Four Private Guitar Lessons with Free Lesson e-Book at American Guitar Academy ($129.95 Value)

American Guitar Academy

Minneapolis

Under the tutelage of skilled instructors, prospective rock icons learn scales, chords, and soloing techniques during 30-minute lessons

$129.95 $49

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45-Minute Laser-Tag Session for Two or Four or Birthday Party for Up to 16 at iCombat Minnesota (Up to 56% Off)

iCombat Minnesota

Minneapolis

Realistic equipment simulates true-to-life shootout scenarios with online scoring

$40 $19

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Bowling-and-Pizza Packages for Up to 6 or 12 at The Park Tavern (Up to 63% Off)

The Park Tavern

St. Louis Park

Combination restaurant, bar, and bowling alley; groups of bowlers play for one or two hours and share large pizzas of their choice

$83.95 $31

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Four Open-Jump Sessions at Pump It Up (Up to 50% Off)

Pump It Up

Multiple Locations

Inflatable playgrounds host jump sessions for all ages and encourage tykes and families to jump, leap, and climb bounce houses and slides

$31.80 $16

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$15 for One Hour of Trampoline Time and SkySocks for Two at Sky Zone ($28 Value), Valid for Walk-Ins Only

Sky Zone

Multiple Locations

Gigantic trampolines line the floors and walls for gravity-defying jumping, bounding, and exercise

$28 $15

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$39 for Two Hours of Bowling & Shoe Rental for Six with Snacks at Sundance Golf Banquet Bowl ($94 Value)

Sundance Golf Banquet Bowl

Dayton

Spend two hours bowling while enjoying burgers, pizza, and drinks from the attached bar and grill; valid for open or cosmic bowling

$94 $39

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$12 for One-Hour Bounce Passes for Two at Zero Gravity Trampoline Park ($24 Value)

Zero Gravity Trampoline Park

Mounds View

Jumpers aged 3+ traverse 11,000 square feet of trampolines

$24 $12

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$25 for $45 Worth of Art Camp — Tech Academy by Computer Explorers

Tech Academy By Computer Explorers

Little Canada

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

$45 $25

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Open Skate or Open Hockey Admissions at Schwan Super Rink at National Sports Center (Up to 50% Off)

National Sports Center

Blaine

Open skate or hockey sessions on Olympic- or NHL-sized rinks

$7 $3.50

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Up to 37% Off Bowling — Apple Place Bowl Valid Monday - Saturday 9 a.m.-3 p.m. & 9:30 p.m.-1 a.m.

Apple Place Bowl

Apple Valley

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

$19 $12

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Four Electric or Acoustic Guitar Lessons from Paul "Wallace" Esch Guitar Instruction (Up to 52% Off)

Paul "Wallace" Esch Guitar Instruction

St. Paul

Ethnomusicologist who's taught for more than 14 years shows students how to master acoustic or electric guitar via their own musical taste

$80 $40

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Two or Four 30-Minute Guitar Lessons at Music Go Round Roseville (Up to 60% Off)

Music Go Round Roseville

Saint Paul

Half-hour guitar lessons help students improve their technique and musicality

$50 $22

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Mirror-Maze Adventure for Two, Four, or Six at Amazing Mirror Maze (43% Off)

Amazing Mirror Maze

Mall of America

Visitors meander and strategize their way through a disorienting and fun 2,500-square-foot mirror maze

$15.90 $9

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$30 for a Bowling Outing with Shoe Rental, Pizza, and Drinks for Five at Ham Lake Lanes (Up to $72.22 Value)

Ham Lake Lanes

Ham Lake

Groups bowl at this 24-lane alley replete with automatic scoring and refuel between frames with pizza and soda

$72.22 $30

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Two, Three, or Four Private Music Lessons at Minnesota Music Factory (Up to 56% Off)

Minnesota Music Factory

Multiple Locations

Seasoned musicians teach children and adults the basics of their chosen instrument during one-on-one lessons

$40 $20

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Four or Six 30-Minute Piano Lessons at Levin Piano Lab (Up to 61% Off)

Levin Piano Lab

Eagan

Students absorb technique and musical creativity under the instruction of Concordia University's Professor of Piano

$140 $56

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$53 for One Month of Instrument Lessons at Cyprus School of Music and the Arts ($120 Value)

Cyprus School of Music and the Arts

Burnsville

Skilled and seasoned instructors school students in instruments ranging from piano, guitar, and drums to cello and flute

$120 $53

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90 Minutes of Bowling for 6 or 12 with Shoe Rentals and Pitchers of Soda at Drkula’s 32 Bowl (Up to 62% Off)

Drkula's 32 Bowl

Inver Grove Heights

Launch bowling balls down a lane for 90 minutes with friends and families while wearing rental shoes and sipping soda

$46 $19

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$35.99 for One Month of Guitar Lessons from Mike Westbrock at Music Go Round (Up to $90 Value)

Mike Westbrock at Music Go Round

Woodbury

Guitarist with 15 years of teaching experience tutors students in such topics as reading sheet music, soloing, music theory, and songwriting

$90 $35.99

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$25 for $45 Worth of Sports-Equipment Repair — Boomerang Sports

Boomerang

Hudson

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

$45 $25

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$23 for $40 Worth of Music Lessons — Noteworthy Music Studio

Noteworthy Music Studio

Prescott

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

$40 $23

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Trampoline Jump Sessions with Options for Slushies at AirMaxx - St. Cloud (Up to 51% Off). 3 Options Available.

AirMaxx - St. Cloud

St. Cloud

More than 10,000 square feet of trampolines allow wall-to-wall jumping in safe, energetic environment

$42 $21

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Cinema Grill captures all angles of entertainment in its three show rooms, from newer movie releases and live sporting events blasting on giant screens to a rotating cast of comedians lobbing laugh bombs as crowds feast on fare from the full-service restaurant and bar. While actors work their best angles on the screen, patrons can translate their dialogue into Esperanto or order from the menu, which is laden with entrees and suds from the local brewmasters at Surly. The theater converts into a satellite stadium when it broadcasts live sporting events, which gain lifelike clarity on its giant 30-foot high-definition screen.

2749 Winnetka Ave N
Minneapolis,
MN
US

In 1879, a lumber baron named Thomas Barlow Walker built an extra room onto his house. He mounted his 20 favorite paintings on the room's walls and opened it to the public. This private collection transformed into a public gallery with the founding of Walker Art Center in 1927. Over the following decades, the center's staff amassed a collection focused on modern art, gathering works from Pablo Picasso, Henry Moore, and Alberto Giacometti. Today, this permanent collection has expanded to encompass more than 11,000 modern and contemporary paintings, sculptures, and photographs, more than 800 film pieces, and more than 1,200 artists' books.

In the whimsical multistory geometric helix of the Barnes building, seven cube-shaped galleries radiate from a central core on terrazzo floors and under lofted ceilings. Docents lead group tours through the galleries to see rotating exhibitions or play hide-and-seek with Jackson Pollock. Current exhibits have explored the contemporary still photography of Cindy Sherman, American avant-garde film from 1960 to 1973, and prints, paintings, and sculptures produced after 1989. Inside the museum's social spaces, docents also host artist talks, film screenings, and open houses.

Designed as a contemporary twist on old European opera houses, the center's McGuire Theater draws visitors into its intimate space for live dance, theater, and music performances as well as performance art. Museum exhibits and events also spill outside to a central square and the four quadrants, bordered by granite and evergreen hedges, of the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden. As visitors walk across its lawns, they can glimpse iconic modern sculptures, cross a 375-foot steel-and-wood footbridge, or watch staff teach plants to paint in the Cowles Conservatory.

1750 Hennepin Ave
Minneapolis,
MN
US

Originally the home of the Dakota and Ojibwe, Hennepin County began with the hopes and dreams of immigrants, New Englanders, and retired veterans. Why these entrepreneurs, farmers, laborers, craftsman, and vacationers decided to settle in what seemed to be a frigid, uninhabitable land is still a mystery, but their innovations and lineage are traced through the exhibits at Hennepin History Museum. The museum, located inside the historic George Christian mansion, hosts rotating exhibits and permanent collections that paint a picture of Midwestern life in the 19th and 20th centuries. From more recent decades, there are objects from Minneapolis Aquatennials and high-fashion clothes from downtown department stores such as Dayton's and Young-Quinlan. The Pillsbury Doughboy presides over it all, reminding guests of the importance of milling to the region's history.

Photographs, personal papers, and atlases round out the collection, whose contents are further illuminated during the museum’s frequent events. Experts and authors, for instance, deliver talks in the museum’s intimate fireside room, whose fireplace keeps guests warm and prevents them from huddling in the museum's historical bear-skin rugs. In another tucked-away area, researchers and amateur historians pore through the material in the library, which is open to visitors 5 days a week, and in the archives, which is open by appointment. They might find maps of the region from the start of the 20th Century or old pictures of homes in the neighborhood, all steeped in memories and history.

2303 3rd Ave S
Minneapolis,
MN
US

When the Minneapolis Institute of Arts first opened its doors in 1915, it was the product of several decades of arts advocacy. A group of 25 citizens formed the Minneapolis Society of Fine Arts in 1883 with the goal of giving their community access to creative arts. More than a century later, this commitment to the community has taken the permanent collections from 800 works to close to 80,000 objects and has made the museum Minnesota's largest art educator.

The collections, divided into seven curatorial areas, encompass a period of 5,000 years and hail from every corner of the world. The Asian Art collection represents 17 different Asian cultures, and Arts of Africa and the Americas holds more than 3,000 pieces of sculpture, basketry, painting, and beadwork. Temporary exhibitions bring collections of artwork from other institutions. The museum's interactive learning stations supplement understanding of topics such as modernism or 17th-century European painting with animation, video, and audio recordings.

2400 3rd Ave S
Minneapolis,
MN
US

Housed inside a Spanish Colonial–style former church, The Museum of Russian Art exudes an aura of hushed reverence—sunlight streams through Romanesque windows, and arches frame the museum’s collection of paintings and sculptures. The lofty setting is ideal for an art collection that spans eons, from unearthed Byzantine-era golden urns to paintings depicting a turbulent post-Stalin Soviet Union.

The Museum of Russian Art bills itself as the only museum on the continent dedicated to preserving Russian art. It continues to do so by collaborating with museums in Russia and the United States, recruiting artifacts, accumulating artwork, and reassembling hopelessly jumbled Matryoshka dolls for its ever-rotating collection. In tandem with the museum’s collection, curators strive to illuminate Russian culture by hosting lectures from scholars of Russian culture and leading free one-hour tours each weekend.

5500 Stevens Ave
Minneapolis,
MN
US

Pump It Up's Inflatable Party Zone balloons kids’ excitement with an enormous playspace that welcomes open-play sessions and private parties. Tots 34" and taller run and leap in huge bounce houses, soar down an inflatable slide, and practice for future zero-gravity triathlon events in a bouncy jousting arena and basketball court. Various open-play sessions give kids of all ages free rein to the fun zone while accompanying parents stand by to officiate bounce-house property-line disputes. Pump It Up also boasts myriad celebratory and special-event shindigs, with friendly staffers supervising jumpers, and serving pizza and favors in a vibrant party room.

3500 Holly Ln N
Plymouth,
MN
US